Summit Notebook

Revealed: Why ‘Conquerors of the Skies’ are homing on Wyoming

September 9, 2010

There must be something about Wyoming at this time of year.

BRAZIL/Several participants at the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit held in Washington this week said they were heading out West — but declined to say what was taking them so far from hard-nosed airline investors and Pentagon accountants.

L-3 CEO Strianese finds crawling around airplanes fun

September 9, 2010

Michael Strianese, President and CEO of L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., is a roll up the sleeves kind of guy who likes nothing better than a close-up look at airplanes and wiring and sensors. And he’s not even an engineer.

Divorced defense giants reunited in Reuters office

September 8, 2010

It might well have been the business divorce of the year, but it seems there are no hard feelings between the heads of defense contractors Northrop Grumman and jilted European partner EADS. AERO-ARMS-SUMMIT/

Northrop Grumman chief sees message in moving HQ to East Coast

September 8, 2010

Northrop Grumman CEO and President Wes Bush (no relation to the former president) says there’s a message in moving the company headquarters across the country to a suburb of  Washington from Los Angeles.

Lockheed Martin bracing for a new reality

September 8, 2010

Lockheed Martin CEO Robert Stevens says despite cost cutting, the defense industry will survive based on new global security needs and adds that Lockheed’s portfolio is well positioned for change.

EADS chief longs for airplane that is no longer

September 8, 2010

What would you guess is the airplane that the head of  the company that produces the Airbus longs for?

Boeing Defense President Muilenburg on mixing business with cycling

September 7, 2010

Boeing Defense, Space and Security President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg speaks eloquently about defense cycles, but did you know that he is something of a cyclist who typically rides about 100 miles a week?

Lockheed CEO Stevens says he learns a thing or two from new generation

September 7, 2010

Lockheed Martin Corp. CEO Robert Stevens, who turns 59 years old tomorrow, says he learns every day from the new generation at the defense company he heads — although he still doesn’t IM.

Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit 2009 Liveblog

December 10, 2009

As President Barack Obama sends more troops to Afghanistan, and the Pentagon is expected to increase orders of armored trucks, helicopters, ammunition and other weaponry, Reuters specialist journalists are talking to some of the biggest names in the aerospace and defense industries.

AUDIO – Cash is king

December 17, 2008

And for Boeing Co’s customers, saving cash is becoming increasingly important.